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Cameroon’s Johnson dreamed of Women’s World Cup since the age of eight

GOAL | Estelle Johnson has expressed joy over her inclusion in Cameroon’s final Women’s World Cup squad.

The Sky Blue defender, who recently switched her allegiance from the USA, joined the Indomitable Lionesses on May 4 after being named in the team’s 26-player provisional list.

Having now made Alain Djeumfa’s final 23-player squad for the global showpiece, the 30-year-old says she is grateful for the opportunity to represent the central Africans.

“I’m extremely excited to have been named in the Women’s World Cup roster for Cameroon,” Johnson told her club’s official website.

“This is something I’ve wanted since I was 8-years-old and I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to represent my birth nation.

“I’m looking forward to an amazing experience! Allez Les Lionnes!”

Cameroon are drawn into Group E and will play Canada on June 10, the Netherlands on June 15 and New Zealand on June 20.

Having made the final cut, Johnson is eager to justify her selection on her first ever Women’s World Cup outing in France.

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  1. ESTELLE JOHNSON – DEFENDER
    Hometown: Fort Collins, COLORADO. Date of Birth: 07/21/1988Height: 5-6. University of Kansas.Trade with Washington Spirit (01/10/19).2015-18 Washington Spirit: Two goals in 71 appearances… 2018 Washington Spirit Defender of the Year… 2016 NWSL Championship Runner-Up.2013 Western New York Flash: 22 appearances… 2013 NWSL Championship Runner-Up.2011-12 Sydney FC (Australia): One goal in 11 appearances.2010-11 Philadelphia Independence (WPS): One goal in 33 appearances…
    Johnson is a graduate of the University of Kansas 2006-09: Four goals and one assist in 85 appearances

  2. Estelle Johnson is determined to feature for Cameroon at the Fifa Women’s World Cup.”I loved the resilience and I knew I always wanted to play for them. It’s something that had lingered on my mind before but I hadn’t given it a serious thought until the 2015 World Cup in Canada.”I always wanted to represent Cameroon but I didn’t have the courage to come out and venture to play for the team.”Since I joined the squad, I’ve received so much support. It’s been awesome and it’s definitely a great motivation going forward. I want to play for the team and make Cameroonians proud.”I feel very honoured. It means a lot going to the World Cup but it’s more special doing so with Cameroon,” she added. Welcome to the squad!

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